Between 1945 and 1997, electoral turnout was between 71% and 83%. However, every election from 2001 has seen the lowest turnout since 1945, with a record low being 59% in 2001. The decline in electoral turnout certainly suggests a decline in interest and participation in politics. Voter apathy is on the rise – in 2001, ITV reported that 70% of viewers showed little or no interest in the publication of election results – while party identification figures are falling. The percentage of people with ‘very strong’ identification with either of the two main parties was a low 13% in 2001.
This as well, will continue to lower Lincare’s profits. Lincare’s operating margin additionally declined from 24 percent to 16.6 percent. The 9.5% reimbursement cut on certain durable medical equipment, as well as the 36 month payment cap, and competitive bidding from CMS are negatively affecting the profits of the company. Lincare operating margins have declined from 28.8 in 2005 to 16.6 in 2009 (morningstar.com). Lincare’s Return on Equity has taken a steep decline over the past 5 years going from 21.83% in 2005 down to 14.54% in 2009.
During that time social class played a big influence in the way people would vote. People were seen being either middle or working class, depending on the jobs that they had and also the amount of education they had, which proved to make a difference between the social classes and the preferred party of people in those classes. Most people would go for their party that seemed to have their best interests. Same of the working class would vote for the Labour party and the majority of middle class would vote for the Conservatives. An average of 90 per cent of voters supported these two major parties.
1. The graph shows a steady decline in the percentage of self-describing Anglicans in Australia, approximately a 20% decline from 1901 to 2006. This is resultant of the increasing immigration patterns in Australia and also the increase in the influences of the secular world in which the adherents live in. Denominational switching to protestant variants poses to be another factor in reducing the percentage of self-describing Anglicans in Australia. Together these factors create a significant decrease in the percentage of self-describing Anglicans in Australia.
Comparisons between the classes usually turn out to be “deficit” accounts of lower-status families. Culture of poverty, underclass Cultural explanations obscure or ignore the social and material realities of class. Rodman: “lower class family traits” are actually solutions to problems faced by lower class people Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): families experience short-term spells of poverty as result of dramatic changes (divorce, sudden unemployment, serious illness) Structural Explanations of Class Examine the ways in which social class shapes the networks of relationships between families, individuals, and institutions. Focus on relationships of power between class groups The key to social
Main influences on voting in the UK By Marlon Fraser Social class, historically, has been the defining factor in influencing the pattern of the public vote. Nowadays however other influences ,such as the media, have had a remarkable influence. Has the media taken the forefront over social class as the prime influence over the public vote? Social class was the main factor in deciding which party one voted for and still is for most parts of the older generation. A social class essentially is a group of people who share similar social characteristics with each other.
In the article “No Babies?” by Russell Shorto, he discusses how the population in Europe is declining drastically. He discusses how the birthrate has dropped drastically from 6.0 to 2.9 today. He discusses how the birth to death rate is very unbalanced as well, which is a result of the declining population. He takes in to consideration how the European population worldwide will decrease from 12.5% to only 5%. He discusses how it is feared that the European culture will be lost due to the fact that the majority of the European population is mainly made up of older generations and few younger.
Despite a fair amount of blacks have become middle class, they are still seen as blacks. This unfair treatment seems to keep the blacks and whites separated, or keeping blacks “in their place”, resulting in a lack of upward mobility. Even though this continuously happens, Gans really has no explanation for it. Perhaps a fear of darkness, or people with “negriod” features. Other reasons could be that the majority of blacks were poor for two generations, and one out of every four lives in poverty today.
Many agreements call for shorter workweeks to create more jobs and help preserve the existing ones. Another problem for labor is the decline in the percentage of workers who belong to unions. In 1945, about 36 per cent of all laborers were members of unions. Today, only about 25 per cent are members . Critics claim that many unions are too big, inefficient, and corrupt.